Coatings explaned

Ceramic Coatings

Their are 4 basic groups of Ceramic Coatings.



THERMAL DISPURSANTS 


 Excessive temperature can lead to metal fatigue, boiling fluids damaging  metal expansion and more. These coatings allow the metal to transfer  heat away 20-30% more efficiently. They are also oil shedding, providing  faster drain-back to the oil pan. Use them on any part that is or can  be used to provide cooling. Radiators, AC condensers, heater cores, intakes,supercharger/turbo inter-coolers, inter-cooler piping, etc.


THERMAL BARRIERS 


 These coatings reduces the ability of heat to escape from the applied  part or protect a part from excessive heat. In combustion chambers you  want to use the heat generated by combustion to push down on the piston  rather than bleed off into surrounding surfaces. These coatings can also  provide oil shedding properties. A Thermal barrier applied to exhaust runners keep the heat of exhaust gasses from soaking the head which in turn helps the cooling and moves the heat out the exhaust, this coating also improves the flow through the head. This same coating applied to intake runners in diesel motors improves air flow while helping the air charge stay cooler thus improving power. The back side of break pads coated with a barrier will slow the transfer of heat to the caliper piston in turn keeping the break fluid cooler. 


DRY FILM LUBRICANTS 


 Also known as solid film lubricants, these coatings can be applied to  any surface that experiences sliding or rotational friction. The  interesting property with these coatings is that they are also oil  retaining, meaning; they not only provide lubrication by themselves, but  also help hold oil to the part for even better lubrication. These  coatings may also allow lighter weight oils to be used, thus freeing up  horsepower. 


 SPECIALTY COATINGS


 These coatings are most commonly used to provide a more attractive  appearance to a part. Many of the coatings in this area also provide  increased protection against corrosion and are very chemical resistant. 



CERAMIC COATINGS THICKNESS


  Ceramic coatings are based on thin film technologies. Finished  thickness is typically 1 mil (.001”). Most ceramic dry film coatings  burnish down to a final thickness close to 0 tolerance.  


Ceramic coatings will withstand temperatures in excess of 1600°f with some formulations good beyond 2000°f. 



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